The industry’s biggest design competition is back — APSP is accepting submissions for the 2017 Awards of Excellence.

Each year, hundreds of designs are entered from the world over, and each one carefully assessed for its technical prowess, aesthetic achievement and dedication to the craft. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony at the 2017 PSP Expo in Orlando, Fla., and will also be featured in the October 2017 issue of AQUA Magazine.

Builders who enter keep coming back not just for the recognition (which is always nice), but because AOE awards are valuable for marketing their business and standing out from the competition.

As Kelly Caviness told AQUA last year, "I have no clue why everybody doesn't enter, to be honest. It carries a lot of weight with prospective clients — especially when we explain to them that we are competing against designers and builders all over the world."

Last year saw more than 70 winners across more than 20 categories. Want to join them? Click here to submit your entries. The deadline to enter is June 30.

Need some inspiration while you gather your submissions? Check out last year's winners:

2016 Gold Award Winners, Part I

2016 Gold Award Winners, Part II

2016 Silver Award Winners

2016 Bronze Award Winners